The STUDIO

We pride ourselves on a design-first approach to creature & world-building that develops iconic characters from visionary concept to on-screen debut. Our unique workflow combines the best of concept design, rapid prototyping, pre-visualization and visual effects, resulting in unforgettable creatures, worlds, and visual storytelling… We call it ‘Sketch to Screen’. We work alongside filmmakers, producers, and storytellers at every phase of concept and visual development to help bring their vision to stunning reality.

 
 
 

CREATURES  ENVIRONMENTS  KEY FRAMES

CONCEPT DESIGN

With its distinguished history of over twenty years, ASC can handle any project – from Characters & Environments to Key Scenes & Props.

MAQUETTES  MODELS  MERCHANDISE

3D 'RAPID' PROTOTYPING

Our ability to rapid design and produce character & creature prototypes helps bring the vision of your project to life and bolsters your pitch presentation for investors and Producers, alike. 

PITCH-VIS  PRE-VIS  POST-VIS

PITCH/PRE/POST VISUALIZATION

Our talented Previsualization teams work with your creative vision to plan shots in advance, making sure your production runs as smooth as possible.

MODELING  ANIMATION  COMPOSTING

VISUAL EFFECTS

From Animation to Compositing to Matte Painting, ASC is a one-stop shop working with the client from pre-production to the final product, to ensure integrity and consistency.


The BACKSTORY

Aaron Sims, the mind behind some of this generation’s most unforgettable cinema creatures, began his career over three decades ago as a special effects artist working alongside industry icons Rick Baker and Stan Winston (Evil Dead, Gremlins 2, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Men In Black). His pioneering techniques in the world of visual effects influenced the face of character and creature design in Film, Television, Games, Previs, and VFX early on in their application (A.I., Constantine, War of the Worlds, Big Fish). In 2005, Aaron Sims Creative was formed in order to bring together a wide range of the world’s most talented concept and visual effects artists and create memorable characters, creatures, VFX, costumes, and key scenes (I am Legend, The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Spiderman, Clash of the Titans, The Conjuring, Stranger Things). Aaron's unparalleled skill and dedication to consistently creating stunning content for all platforms of visual entertainment has led ASC to become the premiere boutique studio for creature and franchise design & development.

Aaron Sims and his team have been incredible early collaborators on our projects. Whether it’s designing characters, environments, wardrobe, or props, the artists at ASC have a scary ability to exceed my highest expectations. The creative passion and professionalism they bring has been pivotal in giving us confidence and inspiration as move forward. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with them.
— Wes Ball (Maze Runner)
I always depend heavily on Aaron and the great stable of artists he works with for everything from concept to final art in my films. The variety of skills he has warehoused into one place is a godsend and I always find they are willing to jump on board and aim for the sky.
— Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster)